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Back by popular demand: Half Term Family Fun at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

Back by popular demand: Half Term Family Fun at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

0 on February 6, 2016, 8:15 am

Join us this February Half Term to discover all of the best things about Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse as it reopens from Monday 15 to Friday 19 February. Settle down in the Chapel and enjoy mesmerising performances from Euan and Harold of The Fools Puppet Theatre Companie. Each day they will be staging three enchanting shows. Take a guided tour […]

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Andrew Evans A Level Student and Pete Bates Technology & IT head, Iceni-Academy, Methwold

Our Community – Our Church – St John’s, Ovington restoration

0 on February 5, 2016, 2:41 pm

Plans and progress made with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to repair, restore and reinvigorate St John’s the Evangelist church in Ovington, Norfolk, into a community asset were well received by a large group of local people at recent an Open Meeting. The project has two linked parts to it- Church Restoration The architect, Ruth Blackman, presented the repair work […]

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NNUH launch new charity pin badges

NNUH launch new charity pin badges

0 on February 4, 2016, 10:37 am

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched three new charity pin badges to raise awareness and funds for the hospital charity. In three classic designs patients, visitors and staff can now buy charity badges from the areas of the hospital that they support: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (NICU), the Colney Centre and the Jenny Lind Children’s […]

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Protect yourself from scams and scammers!

Protect yourself from scams and scammers!

1 on February 4, 2016, 7:35 am

Every year, the British public loses billions of pounds to scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door to door, and telephone scams. Police would like to remind residents that your bank and the police will NEVER contact you and ask for personal information, in particular banking details, over the phone or via email. Depending on who you bank with […]

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Police Appeal for information after crimes in Dereham, Thetford and New Buckenham

Police Appeal for information after crimes in Dereham, Thetford and New Buckenham

0 on February 4, 2016, 7:32 am

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Dereham. A property in Middlemarch Road was broken into sometime between 7.30am and 3.40pm on Monday 1 February 2016. It is believed jewellery and a small amount of cash was stolen. Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact […]

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Irene Archer answering questions from Staff Nurse Amy Barton

NNUH Dignity Check For Patients

0 on February 4, 2016, 7:13 am

Patients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital were surveyed and asked if they were treated with dignity and respect as part of Dignity Day. Staff talked to patients on all the wards to find out what their experience was and if anything could be improved. Dignity Action Day is a national awareness day and gives everyone the opportunity to […]

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House Sparrow by John Harding/BTO

National Nest Box Week 2016 – February 14th-21st Britain needs more nest boxes

0 on February 3, 2016, 2:38 pm

Many of the UK’s birds will struggle to find a suitable nesting site for the breeding season. The 19th National Nest Box Week (NNBW), starting on Valentine’s Day, encourages people to put up a nest box in their local area. The week is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and sponsored by Jacobi Jayne. People are also encouraged […]

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Final play areas transfer gets the go-ahead

Final play areas transfer gets the go-ahead

0 on February 3, 2016, 10:28 am

At their 26 January meeting, Thetford Town Councillors agreed to take on ownership of eight play areas in the town. Their decision marks the completion of a four year Breckland Council project to transfer ownership of play areas to the district’s five Town Councils, with supporting funding, enabling decision-making to happen at a more local level. Cllr Trevor Carter, Breckland […]

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Breckland Planning

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 2nd February 2016

0 on February 3, 2016, 8:42 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 2nd February 2016 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application […]

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Proposed rise in Band D council tax of 88p per week the first for five years

Proposed rise in Band D council tax of 88p per week the first for five years

0 on February 3, 2016, 7:25 am

Members of Norfolk County Council’s Policy and Resources committee (P&R) will on Monday February 8 consider recommendations to protect key council services by raising council tax for the first time in five years. Officers have made the recommendation after discussions with the political leadership of the Council and after each of the four service committees supported an increase in council […]

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